PrepTalks are given by subject-matter experts and thought leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now and over the next 20 years.
Each PrepTalk release includes videos of the presentations and the question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions, a Discussion Guide to support local action, and additional resources. PrepTalks Discussion Guides are companion documents to the PrepTalk videos. When used together, these guides help translate the research and expertise showcased in each presentation into action steps to improve disaster preparedness.
We encourage emergency managers to watch PrepTalks and use the Discussion Guide with relevant partners. You can also include a PrepTalk viewing and discussion as part of community meetings, workshops, and conferences.
Please send an email to FEMA-TARequest@fema.dhs.gov with questions or comments on PrepTalks.
On May 30, the PrepTalk partners hosted a Symposium on School Safety and Youth Preparedness with the following four speakers. These videos will be released in the coming months.
- Rethinking School Safety - Michele Gay
- Children and Disasters: Reducing Vulnerability and Building Capacity - Dr. Lori Peek
- Youth: The Key to Building a Culture of Preparedness - Sarah Thompson
- Safety is Personal: Lessons Learned as a Survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy - Kristina Anderson
- The Unthinkable: Lessons from Survivors - Amanda Ripley
- Financial Literacy and Overcoming Liquid Asset Poverty - John Hope Bryant
- The Making of a Resilient Future: Disaster Risk in Developing Countries- Francis Ghesquiere
- Land Use Planning for Community Resilience - Dr. Philip Berke
- Who’s at Risk? Rapid Mapping of Potential Hazard Exposure - Dr. Robert Chen
- Social Capital in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery - Dr. Daniel Aldrich
- The Next Pandemic: Lessons from History - John M. Barry
- Modernizing Public Warning Messaging - Dr. Dennis Mileti
PrepTalks are a partnership of the emergency management community: